Sarasota's Sweet and Spicy Grilled Shrimp

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by SarasotaCook

This is so quick and easy, and makes a great family style dinner. For a dipping sauce, I don't think one is needed, but a few of my friends like it when I serve it with a garlic orange butter sauce. I simply melt some butter (1/2 cup), minced garlic (1 teaspoon), and some fresh orange juice (1 tablespoon). For my sides - a fresh creamy coleslaw and some chili fries. A few potatoes cut in wedges and mixed with some oil and seasoning makes for great healthy fries compared to fried or even store bought ones.

Top Review by MelissaO

Eh... it was okay. I don't think my tastes particularly liked the cinnamon in the recipe. I don't think I'll make it again, but I'll use the broil method and maybe do it without the cinnamon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Marinade -- I just add all the ingredients to a large baggie, close and shake. Add your shrimp and marinade at least 1 hour, up to 2 but no more. The chili spice is very strong.
  2. Grill -- A couple of options. You can can use a grill pan inside, or an outside grill, broiler, you can also pan saute. But if you pan saute, cook on a fairly high heat and quickly so they get a nice brown color. Just cook until they start to curl and begin to turn pink. They take only a couple of minutes, and remember, once you remove the shrimp from the heat, they will continue to cook for another minute. You don't want tough over cooked shrimp.
  3. Serve -- Just serve on a big platter with your favorite sides. If you want the dipping sauce -- just heat up the butter, orange juice and garlic in the microwave and serve. That easy.

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